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BoSox rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. patrolled the outfield for the Salem Red Sox just last season.
Boston Red Sox left fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. pulls in a deep fly out by New York Yankees' Robinson Cano during the third inning opening day Monday, April 1 in New York.
Monday, April 1, 2013
NEW YORK — Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, giving new manager John Farrell an 8-2 win over the barely recognizable New York Yankees on opening day Monday.
Newcomer Shane Victorino led a revamped Red Sox lineup with three RBIs and rookie Jackie Bradley Jr.. who played in Salem last season, walked three times and scored twice in his big league debut. Boston’s big day against CC Sabathia (0-1) came a year after it went on to a 69-93 finish.
Facing a Yankees lineup minus injured Derek Jeter for the first time since 2001 and just three starters from opening day a year ago, Lester (1-0) gave up five hits and two runs in five sharp innings.
Bradley, meanwhile, made an immediate impact after earning a spot with a strong spring training performance.
In his first plate appearance, the ever-smiling 22-year-old worked a one-out walk after falling behind 0-2. That helped Boston touch up for four runs in the second inning.
Young No. 44 then stole a potential RBI hit from Robinson Cano with a running, twisting grab in a swirling wind in left field in the third. Bradley added an RBI groundout in the seventh.
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